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Boom and Bust

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 23
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1991
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6sq8xj8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324501
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sq8xj8

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Title Boom and Bust
Description long logs on a single bobsled and letting the other end drag. At the factory the logs were unloaded and the men went back for another load. When the sawing started, the loggers also skidded the logs into the saws. After the logs were unloaded at the factory, they were cut, planed, and loaded onto a cart. John Boyington hauled the boards to drying piles where they remained for ninety days. They were then cut into pieces according to specifications for the boxes, bundled, wired, and shipped. The sawdust went into a big tank and was burned. The factory itself employed men and boys from Manti, plus two experienced men to operate the saws, "Butch," the sawyer, and a professional saw-filer. The stringy texture of the aspen wood did not prove summer it closed. money to pay all the men in full, so some of them took wood, which they sold, and some of them did well. Cal Fayette and sold it; then he loaded his wagon with hay and brought it back to Manti to sell. He made a good profit. Some of the sheds were sold and moved to farms where they are still in use. The factory, while it lasted, was good for the men Manti. The men claimed that Christmas time during the two years the factory operated were the best that these hard- men who built it, it was a financial disaster! Source: I remember some of this, and I went to Cal Mickleson for verification and for names, facts and figures. 28
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Identifier 044_Boom and Bust.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 23
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324400
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sq8xj8/324400